Throughout history, there have been many women directors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female directors such as Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Jodie Foster, Lucy Liu, Kathy Bates.The women directors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Laura DernLaura Dern
10 February 1967, American
Actress, Director
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987, British
Actress

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989, American
Actress
Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress
Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961, American
Actress

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983, Kenyan, Mexican
Actress
Rhea SeehornRhea Seehorn
12 May 1972, American
Actress

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968, American
Actress

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
28 June 1948, American
Actress and film director

Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983, French
Actress, Director

Lake BellLake Bell
24 March 1979, American
Actress
Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
14 May 1971, American
Director

Sondra LockeSondra Locke
28 May 1944, American
Actress

Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
08 May 1964, American
Actress

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952, American
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer
Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
08 December 1964, American
Actress

Sosie BaconSosie Bacon
15 March 1992, American
Actress
Lisa NiemiLisa Niemi
26 May 1956, American
Actress, Director

Jane WagnerJane Wagner
26 February 1935, American
Director

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991, British
Actress
Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
10 July 1969, American
Photographer, Actress, Director
Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974, Canadian, South African
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

Cara BuonoCara Buono
01 March 1971, American
Actress

Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966, French
Actress, Screenwriter, Director
Mary Stuart MastersonMary Stuart Masterson
28 June 1966, American
Actress, Director

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Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959, Cuban, American
Actress
Maggie CareyMaggie Carey
1975 AD, American
Director

Tilda Cobham-HerveyTilda Cobham-Hervey
31 August 1994, Australian
Actress

Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
27 August 1969, American
Actress

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978, British
Theatre Director
Danielle HarrisDanielle Harris
01 June 1977, American
Actress
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller
15 September 1962, American
Director, Actress

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968, British
Singer-songwriter

Rebecca SugarRebecca Sugar
09 July 1987, American
Animator, Screenwriter, Director, Songwriter and
Nia VardalosNia Vardalos
24 September 1962, Canadian
Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Singer

Katherine HelmondKatherine Helmond
05 July 1929, American
Actress

Katie AseltonKatie Aselton
01 October 1978, American
Actress

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

Brenda StrongBrenda Strong
25 March 1960, American
Actress
Dinah ManoffDinah Manoff
25 January 1958, American
Actress

Francesca GregoriniFrancesca Gregorini
07 August 1968, Italian, American
Film Director
Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972, British
Actress

Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961, American
Actress

Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
11 October 1970, American
Actress
Julie WarnerJulie Warner
09 February 1965, American
Actress

Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
31 July 1939, American
Actress
Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976, Chinese
Actress

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939, Hong Konger, American
Actress

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Jocelyn TowneJocelyn Towne
30 June 1976, American
Actress

Tricia Leigh FisherTricia Leigh Fisher
26 December 1968, American
Actress
Shanelle WorkmanShanelle Workman
03 August 1978, American
Actress

Isidora GoreshterIsidora Goreshter
24 October 1981, American
Actress

Lauren TewesLauren Tewes
26 October 1953, American
Actress

Tasha SmithTasha Smith
28 February 1971, American
Actress
Robin WeigertRobin Weigert
07 July 1969, American
Actress

Andrea NavedoAndrea Navedo
10 October 1977, American
Actress
Nadira BabbarNadira Babbar
20 January 1948, Indian
Theater Artist

Susan TullySusan Tully
20 October 1967, British
Actress

Beth GrantBeth Grant
18 September 1949, American
Actress
Stella AdlerStella Adler
10 February 1901, American
American Actress & Acting Teacher

Ellen MuthEllen Muth
06 March 1981, American
Actress
Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
06 May 1965, Canadian
Actress

Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984, British
Actress

Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
22 August 1979, Canadian
Actress
Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973, American
Actress

Milena GovichMilena Govich
29 October 1976, American
Actress
Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
09 August 1972, American
Actress

Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985, French
Actress

Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975, British
Actress

Stephanie SoechtigStephanie Soechtig
 , American
Film Director
Erica SchmidtErica Schmidt
08 June 1975, American
Actress, Director
Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
28 September 1968, French, American
Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda

Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982, American
Illustrator, Visual Artist

Lauren ParsekianLauren Parsekian
08 December 1986, American
Director, Activist, Actress

Mrunmayee LagooMrunmayee Lagoo
 , Indian
Actress, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor
Chloe ZhaoChloe Zhao
31 March 1982, Chinese, American
Film Director

Alex MartiniAlex Martini
14 April 1990, American
Assistant Director

Jessica WeixlerJessica Weixler
08 June 1981, American
Actress

Gillian Leigh AndersonGillian Anderson
09 August 1968, American
Actress

Busy PhilippsBusy Philipps
25 June 1979, American
Actress
Neena GuptaNeena Gupta
04 July 1959, Indian
Actress

Regina KingRegina King
15 January 1971, American
Actress
Constance WuConstance Wu
22 March 1982, American
Actress

Pamela AdlonPamela Adlon
09 July 1966, American
Actress
Lena DunhamLena Dunham
13 May 1986, American
Actress
Anjelica HustonAnjelica Huston
08 July 1951, American
Actress